This units lets you explore the key ideas around the identity and creative practice of the writer, including notions of the ‘writerly self’, current understandings of creativity and the relationship between subjectivity and reflection. This unit encourages you to reflect deeply and critically on the nature of your writing and to consider a range of methodologies that can help you map your development as a writer.


Teaching periods
Start and end dates
Last self-enrolment date
Census date
Last withdraw without fail date
Results released date

Learning outcomes

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

  • Evaluate and critique a range of complex techniques and theoretical approaches for turning creative reflection into creative output
  • Demonstrate a high level of creative and practical skill experimentation through the application of creative and critical approaches to documenting and managing creativity
  • Create and maintain a substantial research-based writer’s journal that unites independent reflexive thinking about their creative practice with theorisations about the nature and critical practice of writing

Teaching methods


Type Hours per week Number of weeks Total (number of hours)
Live Online
3.00 12 weeks 36
Directed Online Learning and Independent Learning
9.50 12 weeks 114


Type Task Weighting ULO's
Online Discussion ThreadsIndividual 40% 1,2,3 
Written AssignmentIndividual 60% 1,2,3 


  • Writerly identity
  • Theories of creativity
  • Thinking and writing reflexively
  • Experiences of creative practice – case studies from the industry
  • Alternate forms of creative output
  • Voicing marginality
  • Subjectivity
  • Ethics and the writerly self
  • Graduate Attribute: Communication Skills - Communicating using different media
  • Graduate Attribute: Teamwork Skills - Collaboration and negotiation
  • Graduate Attribute: Digital Literacies  - Information literacy

Study resources

Reading materials

A list of reading materials and/or required textbooks will be available in the Unit Outline on Canvas.